Birmingham projects benefit from Veolia EnviroGrant funding to improve the environment and community
Great Barr Primary School pupil Chelsea Wyatt was presented with a £200 voucher after winning the SKIPS "A Giant Change" competition.
The EnviroGrant scheme helps local groups, societies and charities improve their environment and/or community with grants of up to £1,000.
From the 1st April until the end of October, opening hours across the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will be changing.
Employees from Veolia visited the younger pupils at Ashbourne Centre in Erdington to deliver the special presents. Pupils received a set of six “Koala Brothers” books, putting smiles on their faces at Christmas time.
Veolia is urging not-for-profit projects and groups that make a positive difference in their communities, to apply for funding before the end of November 2017.
A staggering 86% of Brummies would use a purpose-built bin to ensure paper takeaway cups are recycled. Almost half (48%) would even be willing to hold onto their cup for longer if they knew they would pass a purpose-built bin, and 18% would go out of their way to use a purpose-built recycling bin.